The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates federally chartered U.S. banks, has recently given banks the go-ahead to engage in certain types of cryptocurrency transactions.
The Fed on Thursday approved a set of rule changes that implement legislation passed by Congress last year to loosen restrictions, particularly for smaller community banks, imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act passed in 2010.
The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law, notching a legislative win for President Donald Trump, who made gutting the landmark law a campaign promise.
House Bill 1319, which would allow the short-term loan industry to offer high-interest consumer loans, is opposed by veteran groups, religious institutions and consumer advocates.
The president will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which reshaped banking rules after the 2008-09 financial crisis.
Proposed new federal rules aim to make sure borrowers of short-term, high-interest payday loans have the ability to repay them.
Now we know exactly how much of a fortune—or not—that larger, Indiana-based banks are generating from those ill-timed debit and ATM transactions.
The study by GoBankingRates.com finds that the average return on savings at Indiana banks is 0.056 percent. However, the average for Indianapolis-area banks was considerably higher.
A third securities firm in the region has been slapped with sanctions by federal regulators.
Assets for Indiana banks have risen back to levels seen in 2008, and financial institutions are lending again. But smaller, community-based banks still face an array of challenges that could lead to more consolidation.
Banks will not return to their status as reliable sources of shareholder dividends for three years or longer.